matt barnes and derek fisher

Matt Barnes & Derek Fisher

*Derek Fisher is finally speaking out on what happened the night of his infamous fight with Matt Barnes.

In a self-penned story that ran on The Cauldron, Fisher spilled the beans on the incident, saying that he wouldn’t call it a fight.

Instead, the former New York Knicks coach says he was attacked and refused to fight Barnes. In addition, Fisher revealed that he and Barnes were never friends, just former teammates who “never had any real relationship off the court.”

“We weren’t friends and we had no mutual friends,” Fisher wrote, while detailing his side of what happened that night with Barnes.

“I don’t know what was going through Matt’s mind that day in October when he showed up unannounced at Gloria’s house, and started swinging,” said Fisher.

“I didn’t retaliate. No one who was there did anything but try to get him to calm down, particularly because Matt and Gloria’s children were present. There was no fight.”

Other particulars Fisher acknowledged included the fact he and his wife had been “long separated” by the time he started dating Gloria Govan. According to Fisher, she and Barnes weren’t together either.

“I certainly wasn’t seeing her behind Matt’s back or in secret.”